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Library Collections

The Library collects social sciences material in the widest sense, with the collections particularly rich in economics, statistics, political science and public administration.

This page will help you find Books, Journals, Archives and collections the Library provides access to.


Use Library Search| to search across the Library's collections of books, articles and databases; or use the drop-down options on Library Search for our print holdings.

Library has specialist catalogues for:  Archive catalogue | Women's Library catalogue| LSE Digital Library| LSE research outputs| and more. Browse all catalogues |

Featured collections

Find out more about the oldest and most extensive collection of women’s history in Europe.  The Women’s Library collections document all aspects of women’s lives, with a particular emphasis on the lives of women in the UK of the past 150 years.

Find more information about other unique and distinctive collections held at the Library. 

All featured collections|

Subject guides

Subject guides describe the breadth of our collections and how they can support research and learning. Each subject guide introduces key resources and the specialist support that the Library provides.

Accounting and Finance|
Social Policy|

Subject guides for all departments|

Topic guides

Topic guides provide an overview of our collections covering regional areas which mirror the research interests of LSE.


All topic guides|